Heroin dealer pleads guilty

Cary Ashby • Jul 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM

A Greenwich woman arrested during a three-county sweep pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling heroin to a confidential informant.

Susan F. Sokolowski, 28, of 3764 U.S. 224, Lot 76, was convicted of one count of trafficking in heroin. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the defendant sold three bundles to an informant Nov. 27.

“The purchase price was $90,” Leffler told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation tested the 2/10 grams of heroin. Leffler said Sokolowski cooperated with the investigation once she was indicted.

As part of a plea deal Tuesday, the state agreed to dismiss a second count of trafficking in heroin in connection with a Jan. 24 incident.

Leffler said when Sokolowski is sentenced Sept. 4, he will recommend “community control of some form.” That could include six to 12 months behind bars although Sokolowski is eligible for a prison term because of a prior felony conviction. Leffler and Conway didn’t disclose what that felony was.

“I know she was on community control before and did well. (She has) some drug issues,” Leffler said, but credited Sokolowski with dealing with them.

Sokolowski was arrested in mid-April during “Operation Crystal Clear” when 15 suspects were arrested on drug-related secret indictments. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office coordinated the three-county sweep.

The defendant is out on bond and is subject to random drug screens.

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